Adjective "yanked" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Pull with a jerk.
  1. 'he yanked her to her feet'
  2. 'She hissed as turned back to Ashley, pulling so hard on her hair that it yanked a cry from her throat.'
  3. 'He grabbed the back of my head, weaving his fingers in my hair and then yanked my head up.'
  4. 'Instead I pulled at a strand of hair, yanking it until I felt a sharp pain.'
  5. 'Xanadu's head was yanked back by her hair and a knife was pressed to her throat.'
  6. 'Before I could stand, he wrapped his fingers in my long hair and yanked me to my feet.'
  7. 'As Jimmy reached me, he pulled my hair, yanking my head back as he placed the gun to my neck.'
  8. 'In a couple of strides, Sonrisa made her way to the door, yanking it open with force.'
  9. 'His weight should have been yanking her hair out by the roots, but she didn't even look strained.'
  10. 'One long green arm whipped out, yanking the machete from her grasp and hurling it aside.'
  11. 'Maxwell himself came and took a handful of Demetre's hair, yanking his face up.'


A sudden hard pull.
  1. 'The two soldiers grinned at their prey and, with a sharp yank, the one on her left ripped the arrow out of her shoulder.'
  2. 'Eventually with a hefty yank and a banshee-like howl (from me, not Ian), the damn thing came out.'
  3. 'The log upended there didn't split like it was suppose to and with an angry yank, Joe tried to pull the head free.'
  4. 'I grabbed the snake by the neck, gave it a yank and put it straight into the bag.'
  5. 'Brion pulled him up with a swift yank and continued to walk as if nothing had happened.'
  6. 'With a quick yank, he struggled to get the gun out but proceeded to hit his assailant alongside the head with it still in the holster.'
  7. 'After a hard yank, it finally burst open and revealed a normal master bedroom.'
  8. 'A simple yank on the bars timed to coincide with a pedal stroke is often sufficient to get things started.'
  9. 'As if a rope from above were hooked to the bottom of the Dumpster, we spun upside down with a hard yank.'
  10. 'For starters, grab your cap from the rear of the cap, place it over your knee and give a good hard yank.'


An American.
  1. 'From people around me (not just the media) I heard my fair share of ‘you Yanks had it coming’.'
  2. 'And they don't even have the excuse Sheena Easton has - Bellshill's former pop diva might be a wannabe Yank, but at least she has lived in America for years.'
  3. 'Here, the Yanks we shared with were loud women who managed to chuck a McDonald's coffee cup out of the window while passing through the old docklands.'
  4. 'It's worth the price of admission to hear Lambert Wilson as a cigar-wielding Yank tycoon whose excruciating American accent hilariously stomps all over the French language in heavy boots.'
  5. 'The Yanks seemed to have an endless supply of strange sweet stuff called candy and an even stranger substance called ‘gum’.'
  6. 'The City in particular has been revealed to be a place of probity and honour whose accountants couldn't be more different from the vulgar and grasping Yanks.'
  7. 'Now, among nations, there is only America to fear, and it has never been difficult to get Britons to feel antagonistic towards the Yanks.'
  8. 'Okay, you Yanks don't have a great track record of remaking British classics, but this trailer for The Italian Job makes it look quite fun.'
  9. 'I subsequently found a good number of thoughtful, articulate, intelligent, amusing, entertaining blogs by Yanks.'
  10. 'I can't praise the ingenuity of the Yanks too highly here.'
  1. 'So the game ends, the Yanks are swept by the Mets and dad tells us that he put a new flag up in front of the house to replace my mother's Yankee flag.'
  2. 'Boston should be fine for quite some time, just maybe not the Yanks.'

More definitions

1. to pull or remove abruptly and vigorously: Yank down on the bell rope. He was yanked out of school. noun

2. an abrupt, vigorous pull; jerk.

More examples(as adjective)

"programmings can be yanked."

"people/places/organizations can be yanked."


(yank)Late 18th century (as a Scots word in the sense ‘sudden sharp blow’): of unknown origin.